provided the following news release:
Based on preliminary data, current enrollment in Yorkville public schools is up nearly 1% from last year to 5,662 students, and numbers have been steadily increasing over the past twelve years.
While other school districts continue to see stagnant or declining enrollment, the growth of Yorkville School District 115 is a reflection of the commitment to excellence shared by the district and the community.
“Our work across the district to realize our mission has translated into exceptional schools that appeal to families and set a foundation for future growth,” noted Superintendent Dr. Scott Wakeley.
- 7 schools saw an increase in enrollment this school year.
- Enrollment increased by more than 100 students district-wide.
- New families are enrolling children in District 115; there were more kindergarten students enrolled this year versus last.
- Schools are growing at all levels; Bristol Bay Elementary School and Yorkville High School each added at least 60 students.
- The pre-k program continues to see growth; 79 students enrolled this year, compared with 39 students six years ago.
- Staffing needs continue to grow; District 115 hired 42 new teachers this year.
The mission of Yorkville District 115 “to cultivate learners who enrich society” remains a focus as the 2012-2013 school year begins. Increased enrollment emphasizes the need for an ongoing dedication to making Yorkville schools a place where students are collaborative, creative and empowered.